CollegeFootballPoll.com 2012 All-America Team
Fourth Annual Edition Honors Nation's Top Players At Every Position
by CFP Staff
|Quarterback:||Johnny Manziel||Texas A&M|
|Running Backs:||Montee Ball||Wisconsin|
|Wide Receivers:||Marqise Lee||USC|
|Stedman Bailey||West Virginia|
|Tight End:||Zach Erts||Stanford|
|Luke Joeckel||Texas A&M|
|Linemen:||JaDeveon Clowney||South Carolina|
|Travis Johnson||San Jose State|
|Bjoern Werner||Florida State|
|Linebackers:||Manti Te'o||Notre Dame|
|Defensive Backs:||Phillip Thomas||Fresno State|
|Johnthan Banks||Mississippi State|
|Bradley Roby||Ohio State|
|Punter:||Ray Allen||Louisiana Tech|
|Place-kicker:||Dustin Hopkins||Florida State|
RB Montee Ball was also a 2011 CFP All-American, as was OL Barrett Jones of Alabama and punter Ray Allen of Louisiana Tech. Jones won the 2011 Outland Trophy (best interior lineman) and the 2012 Dave Rimington Trophy (top center). Allen captured the Ray Guy Award for top punter in 2011 and 2012.
Three Alabama linemen were named to the 2012 team as DJ. Fluker and Chance Warmack joined Jones.
The CFP All-America offensive unit includes Heisman-winning QB Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M, the first freshman to ever win the award.
The defense includes Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o, the 2012 winner of the Chuck Bednarik Award (defensive player), Dick Butkus Award (linebacker), Walter Camp Award (top player), Vince Lombardi Award (lineman or linebacker), Robert W. (Tiny) Maxwell Award (top player), and Bronko Trophy (defensive player).